American Horror Story: Double Feature (Part 2 Death Valley)

Hello, my lovely readers!
I talked about the first half of American Horror Story’s Double Feature season recently. It was surprisingly cool, so I was excited to check out the send half. Does it hold up?

The Plot:

I don’t even know how to describe the plot of the second part of this season. Let’s just say: ALIENS and leave it at that. 😅

The Rating:

Oh man, I was quite happy about the first half of this season, so I upped my hopes for the second part. I really shouldn’t have.

We started out interesting enough. The whole black and white stick with Eisenhower and the aliens, that was intriguing. Had all of the season been like that, I would have been on board. Where they lost was when the switch to the present day occurred. The writing for that part of the story was so freaking shitty, it was almost painful. And not just that, the acting performances were lacking as well. I’ve mentioned this when I talked about American Horror Stories, but especially Kaia Gerber (who I’m sure is great at whatever it is she normally does) could not act if her life depended on it. I’m sorry but all the scenes she was in were so cringy.

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American Horror Story: Double Feature (Part 1 Red Tide)

Hey guys!
I’m a bit behind on reviewing the latest AHS seasons but I figured I’d save them for October. It’s spooky season! And what could fit the spooky theme better than American Horror Story? Today I’m going talk about the first half of season ten. Make sure to come back on Friday for my thoughts on the second half!

The Plot:

A writer, his pregnant wife, and their daughter move to a quaint place in Massachusetts. The plan is simple: he works on a script, she flips the house, and the girl gets to practice the violin on peace. Only this town has more in store than any of them bargained for…

The Rating:

I watched all AHS season up until now and I watched American Horror Stories before embarking onto season 10. Especially after Stories, I lowered my expectations significantly (aka I buried them and salted the ground). Past season of AHS often started out strong but somewhere around the middle things went downhill. For this season we get two stories instead of just one, which means that today I’m talking about the first part of the season and the finished story that encapsulates.

Guess what?! I was pleasantly surprised with this one. Sure, I was expecting pretty much nothing at this point, so it wasn’t that hard to catche me unawares, but this was actually quite good! I think the tighter concept was rather beneficial. Six episodes was the perfect length for the story and had I been dragged out longer, I just know it would have suffered the same fate as past seasons.

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American Horror Story: 1984 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
I know it’s been a while since the ninth season of American Horror Story has aired. In fact, the latest season is just around the corner. 1984 left me a bit underwhelmed so I forgot about writing this review, but I’m catching up now. So, here we go!

The Plot:

As you probably guess from the title, this season the show is set in the 80s and focus on your regular slasher movie tropes: a killer at a camp and motely crew of counselors left to deal with that…

The Rating:

I was initially pretty excited about this season but something just didn’t feel right. 1984 failed to fully convince me, although I still can’t fully put my finger on where the problem lies.

1984 tried to do a lot of different things at once and I’m not sure all of those combinations worked. No spoilers here but let me just says things didn’t come together as seamlessly as I would have hoped.

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TMP Halloween/Television Edition: Horror

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week, it’s a TV special featuring horror shows!

#1 Penny Dreadful

I can’t believe it took me so long to discover this gem. I binged it over one weekend last autumn. 100% recommendation from me!

#2 American Horror Story

What I love about AHS is that with every season they find a new angle to the horror thing. I am not a fan of all seasons, but all in all, the show is amazing!

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American Horror Story: Apocalypse – A Review on Season 8

Hello my lovely readers.
Season 8 of American Horror Story concluded two weeks ago and I finally finished watching. So let’s talk about Apocalypse!


The Plot:
This season is set in several different points in time. Most of the world is eradicated by a nuclear blast. A handful of people is saved – they are hiding in “outposts”. Soon before long they get are visited by Michael Langdon, the Antichrist…


The Rating:
As usual, this season was quite weird. After the first few episodes I didn’t have the slightest idea where this would be going.
Let’s first talk about the things I thoroughly enjoyed. This season is a cross-over, allowing us to revisit places and characters from season 1 Murder House and Season 3 Coven. It’s so great that some of my favourite characters get to return and some aspects of those seasons get some closure. They new characters we are introduced to are also fun and fascinating. A few things were a bit over the top, but I was ready to ignore that.
For the first three episodes I was wondering what direction the season would take, then the witches arrived. I was a bit irritated but, hey, let’s just go with the flow. The following episodes were not quite as strong as the first three, but the story still was interesting and there were a bunch of very impressive moments. After a while the season seemed to be back on track and I was hooked. Continue reading

American Horror Story: Season 7 (Cult) – A Review

Hey Guys!
I neglected to give my two cents on the last season of American Horror Story which was titled Cult. It took me a while to get my thoughts in order on that one, so let’s see about it before season 8 starts this fall!


The Plot:
Ally is very distraught by the results of the 2016 presidential election which was won by Donald Trump. Several of her long-standing phobias seem to be taking over and Ally fears she’s losing her mind. But is it really her imagination? Or is somebody targeting her?


The Rating:
This season was weird. I mean, all AHS seasons are weird, but with this one it took me some time to get pulled in.
Not everything about this season made sense. But apart from that, my problem was that things were pictured to be very black and white. It started out very promising but seemed to be going in many different directions, some of them featuring plot holes and not coming together all that well.  Continue reading